Thursday, February 21, 2013

~Happy 2nd Anniversary to Me!

Coming up on two years of being offered my first contract (for Timeless Heart from Evernight Pub) and I have been bloodied, battered, and even shoved through a meat grinder.

Writing is very emotional, authors pour their heart and soul and sweat and even blood into their manuscripts. I won't go into my ups and downs, just take my word for it that I had them.

I also will not vilify nor praise any of my publishers (current or former) or any editors or authors. I decided early on I will be keeping my mouth shut on certain topics and after a few early learned lessons, I am even more determined.

 I am not in this for the money. I had no illusions going in I would sell a huge amount of books. So I feel no pressure to write so many words a day, week or month or to have X number of releases. To be honest, I am still stunned I am even published. I still get excited when an acceptance comes through by email. Someone liked what I wrote. Someone who works/owns an epub. It really validates you. I imagine someone self-pubbing doesn't have that rush, but they probably get it other ways, like more sales, lol.

I do not write what is popular or the recent trend. I also do not write full-bore erotica. Yes, there is a difference between Erotica and Erotic Romance. I tried to put in more kink, its not in me. Its something you can't force.

I will also reiterate something I have spoken about in the past, this is not a job to me, nor a career. Its a hobby. A hobby I take seriously. Yes, sorry, buts that's they way I see it. This is MY opinion, and I'm entitled to it. I have no desire to seek out agents, and I live too far away to attend romance conventions or book signings, so here I sit. I have no interest in the business side of publishing.  I have no grand ambitions or illusions. If I happen to have a book go viral, I'll worry about it then.

I have FIVE releases coming out this spring. FIVE. I am still shaking my head in disbelief. I have no firm date on any of them except THE WICKED BAD, my first novel length story. It will be April 15th from Crimson Romance.
NOTE: A Riding Crop for Two coming March 11 from Evernight Pub!

So I will continue to write what I love at my own pace. Do promo at my own personal comfort level.
Thank you to everyone who has bought my books. I truly appreciate it.

When I was much younger, I dreamed of being a published writer.
Goal achieved.
Everything else is gravy.

Cheers~

6 comments:

  1. Congrats & Happy Anniversary :)

    Best of luck in your future endeavors...

    I have enjoyed a few of your books :) looking forward to more

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    1. Thanks for the best wishes Beckey, really appreciate them! Hope you do enjoy a few more, five releases coming this spring, something for everyone! Cheers~ :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary to you! I adore your books, but you know that. looking forward to all your upcoming release, please do keep writing!!

    jaundyce

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I love your posts because you write exactly how I feel on subjects. :) Congrats on the upcoming releases and cheers to many more.

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    1. Oh thank the gods, someone agrees with me! lol! Thanks so much Chacelyn for your good wishes. As long as it continues to be fun for me, I will continue. Hope you do as well. ♥

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